The Fifth Annual Washington Gardener Seed Exchange, hosted by Washington Gardener Magazine, takes place on January 30, 2010 at the Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD AND at Green Spring Gardens in Fairfax, VA.
This year you have a choice on which side of the beltway you want to attend!Seed Exchange attendees trade seeds, exchange planting tips, hear expert speakers, and collect goody bags full of gardening treats.
The featured speakers at Brookside Gardens are Barbara Melera of D. Landreth Seeds and Michael Twitty of Afro-Foodways.The featured speakers at Green Spring Gardens are Cindy Brown, Green Spring's head kitchen gardener, and Janet Draper of the Smithsonian's Ripley Garden. The organizers expect these events to sell out and registration closes Jan 25.
Participants are encouraged to bring their gently used garden books and mailorder garden catalogs to trade with each other. Any leftover publications at the end of the swap are donated to the National Agriculture Library in Beltsville, MD.
A PDF of the registration form and full event details is linked here: http://issuu.com/washingtongardener/docs/wgseedexchange2010.